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2018 PACE STATS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 12/31/2018

Pace stats compiled by Jim Armstrong

These stats are computed from NFL Drive Charts and Scoring Summaries. The concept of situation-neutral pace was introduced in Pro Football Prospectus 2005. The intent is to describe pace as dictated by each team's game plan or style of play, not pace that is situation-induced. The current definition discards plays when the score differential is greater than 10 points in the first half, plays when the score differential is greater than 8 points in the 3rd quarter, plays in the 4th quarter or overtime, and plays in the last five minutes of the first half.

The Time Stats table displays Time of Possession and Game Time breakdowns for each team.

The top number in each category is in bold type.

OFFENSE

Team Sec/Play
(total)
RK Sec/Play
(1st half)
RK Sec/Play
(2nd half)
RK Sec/Play
(lead 7+)
RK Sec/Play
(+/- 6)
RK Sec/Play
(trail 7+)
RK Sec/Play
(situation
neutral)
RK
IND 26.30 1 26.30 4 26.30 4 29.30 14 25.77 1 24.00 3 28.53 2
DEN 26.76 2 27.52 10 26.01 2 33.28 32 27.10 5 24.76 6 30.23 8
LAR 26.83 3 26.24 2 27.40 14 28.18 7 26.92 4 24.24 4 29.05 3
BAL 26.87 4 26.27 3 27.47 15 29.74 18 27.26 6 22.83 1 29.80 5
CLE 26.99 5 28.23 15 25.81 1 29.40 16 27.48 7 25.61 14 31.09 14
NE 27.01 6 26.15 1 27.92 20 27.29 3 26.84 3 26.90 22 28.18 1
TB 27.10 7 26.87 6 27.36 13 29.21 12 26.29 2 26.64 21 29.59 4
GB 27.16 8 27.65 12 26.72 7 27.71 4 28.02 12 26.18 18 31.46 19
HOU 27.37 9 27.59 11 27.17 10 28.32 8 27.54 8 25.89 16 30.27 9
NYG 27.40 10 28.14 14 26.68 6 29.75 19 30.24 28 23.52 2 31.25 17
MIN 27.41 11 27.99 13 26.87 8 28.75 11 29.32 20 24.34 5 31.77 22
CIN 27.42 12 27.11 8 27.70 18 26.12 1 28.49 14 27.06 24 30.83 12
ATL 27.49 13 27.37 9 27.60 16 29.94 21 27.71 9 25.56 13 30.18 7
KC 27.52 14 26.73 5 28.32 23 27.92 5 27.88 10 25.37 9 29.92 6
PIT 27.62 15 27.05 7 28.22 22 29.25 13 28.22 13 24.90 8 30.42 11
SF 27.73 16 28.44 16 27.03 9 29.32 15 28.80 16 25.89 17 30.39 10
NYJ 27.78 17 29.59 25 26.19 3 28.62 10 29.02 18 26.23 20 32.51 28
ARI 27.84 18 28.46 17 27.28 11 26.62 2 27.93 11 27.93 28 31.46 20
JAX 28.18 19 29.81 30 26.67 5 28.12 6 30.22 27 25.43 10 32.27 25
BUF 28.25 20 29.32 21 27.30 12 31.05 27 29.78 25 25.52 12 31.09 15
WAS 28.61 21 28.76 20 28.46 25 30.94 25 29.56 22 26.18 19 33.19 32
CAR 28.63 22 29.65 29 27.65 17 30.40 23 28.58 15 27.08 25 32.30 26
DET 28.68 23 29.43 22 27.92 21 29.41 17 30.66 31 25.51 11 32.64 29
DAL 28.73 24 29.61 26 27.86 19 31.33 29 28.89 17 25.68 15 31.67 21
OAK 29.05 25 29.62 28 28.46 24 31.79 30 30.57 30 26.90 23 32.07 24
SEA 29.10 26 29.46 23 28.75 26 31.04 26 29.89 26 24.90 7 31.36 18
PHI 29.39 27 29.62 27 29.18 28 31.05 28 29.65 23 27.30 27 32.69 30
TEN 29.52 28 29.58 24 29.47 29 30.64 24 29.78 24 28.44 29 31.93 23
NO 29.53 29 28.48 18 30.59 31 29.93 20 29.04 19 30.29 32 31.07 13
CHI 29.82 30 30.62 32 28.98 27 30.34 22 30.38 29 27.24 26 32.32 27
MIA 30.08 31 30.12 31 30.03 30 28.47 9 31.36 32 29.05 30 32.74 31
LAC 30.25 32 28.59 19 31.75 32 32.04 31 29.49 21 29.51 31 31.25 16
Avg 28.05 28.28 27.82 29.44 28.69 26.14 31.06

DEFENSE

Team Sec/Play
(total)
RK Sec/Play
(1st half)
RK Sec/Play
(2nd half)
RK Sec/Play
(lead 7+)
RK Sec/Play
(+/- 6)
RK Sec/Play
(trail 7+)
RK Sec/Play
(situation
neutral)
RK
PHI 26.33 1 27.63 6 25.11 1 28.23 7 26.44 2 25.03 4 30.88 14
KC 26.58 2 27.88 12 25.36 2 30.14 22 26.28 1 26.55 21 29.66 3
CHI 26.73 3 27.57 5 26.05 3 27.91 4 27.76 8 25.87 12 30.86 13
NE 26.97 4 27.44 4 26.50 4 28.44 8 29.29 22 25.08 5 29.21 1
NYJ 27.15 5 27.30 2 26.99 7 29.69 18 27.48 5 23.59 2 30.24 6
BAL 27.18 6 26.94 1 27.43 8 27.97 5 27.54 6 26.14 16 29.63 2
CLE 27.26 7 27.65 7 26.94 5 28.88 14 26.99 3 25.89 14 30.10 4
NO 27.45 8 27.95 14 26.95 6 29.65 17 27.80 9 26.13 15 30.49 8
LAC 27.82 9 28.03 15 27.56 11 29.24 15 29.77 28 25.25 7 31.11 17
HOU 27.86 10 28.24 17 27.49 9 27.71 3 28.73 14 26.81 25 30.99 15
CIN 27.88 11 27.72 8 28.06 18 29.97 20 29.06 17 23.52 1 30.83 12
SF 27.92 12 27.79 11 28.05 17 27.68 2 28.39 11 27.20 27 30.77 10
DAL 28.01 13 27.78 10 28.22 23 28.47 9 29.25 21 26.22 19 31.71 25
PIT 28.12 14 28.59 20 27.69 12 33.77 32 28.01 10 26.39 20 30.81 11
ATL 28.12 15 28.75 24 27.53 10 30.21 23 28.90 15 25.64 9 31.49 22
SEA 28.20 16 28.20 16 28.21 22 30.92 28 29.21 19 25.89 13 31.07 16
GB 28.25 17 28.32 18 28.19 21 30.55 25 27.37 4 27.61 29 30.13 5
DEN 28.28 18 27.44 3 29.16 29 28.58 10 29.02 16 25.79 11 30.40 7
TB 28.29 19 27.92 13 28.63 26 28.87 13 28.52 13 27.41 28 31.51 23
OAK 28.35 20 27.73 9 28.94 27 28.82 12 27.57 7 29.16 32 31.22 18
DET 28.41 21 28.77 25 28.09 19 29.47 16 29.68 25 25.72 10 31.93 27
NYG 28.43 22 28.85 26 28.03 16 30.27 24 28.47 12 26.78 24 31.32 20
BUF 28.43 23 29.03 28 27.80 13 28.75 11 29.72 26 26.20 18 30.74 9
LAR 28.48 24 28.86 27 28.09 20 31.87 31 29.75 27 26.20 17 32.20 31
IND 28.51 25 28.60 21 28.42 24 26.48 1 30.78 32 26.74 22 32.42 32
JAX 28.60 26 28.64 22 28.56 25 28.19 6 30.16 31 25.19 6 31.60 24
WAS 28.63 27 29.35 30 27.89 14 30.04 21 30.06 30 24.58 3 31.84 26
TEN 28.75 28 28.51 19 28.97 28 30.77 27 29.40 23 25.34 8 31.29 19
CAR 28.97 29 28.71 23 29.23 30 31.30 30 29.17 18 27.16 26 31.94 28
MIN 29.00 30 30.15 32 27.93 15 30.68 26 29.88 29 26.76 23 31.47 21
ARI 29.29 31 29.23 29 29.35 31 29.79 19 29.22 20 28.36 31 32.13 30
MIA 29.58 32 29.65 31 29.52 32 31.13 29 29.57 24 27.92 30 31.96 29
Avg 28.05 28.28 27.82 29.44 28.69 26.14 31.06

TIME STATS

Team TOP
(total)
RK TOP
(tied)
RK TOP
(leading)
RK TOP
(trailing)
RK Game Time
(tied)
RK Game Time
(leading)
RK Game Time
(trailing)
RK
BAL 32:27 1 7:10 6 16:01 3 9:16 5 12:36 15 30:36 6 16:48 6
PHI 32:25 2 5:32 21 10:46 16 16:07 28 11:58 18 21:36 20 26:26 17
CHI 31:59 3 7:18 5 16:44 2 7:57 2 11:46 19 36:06 2 12:08 2
NO 31:26 4 6:11 15 12:35 10 12:41 14 10:47 23 26:46 10 22:27 13
DET 31:24 5 6:24 13 10:52 14 14:08 16 12:31 16 23:06 15 24:24 15
SEA 31:19 6 8:18 2 10:48 15 12:13 13 14:39 6 25:40 12 19:41 10
NE 31:05 7 6:33 11 15:49 5 8:43 3 10:26 24 33:36 3 15:57 4
DAL 30:45 8 8:08 3 13:33 8 9:04 4 14:43 4 28:56 8 16:22 5
CAR 30:44 9 9:16 1 10:38 17 10:50 9 14:28 7 24:24 13 21:08 11
LAC 30:43 10 3:48 32 14:48 7 12:07 11 8:21 31 29:41 7 21:58 12
LAR 30:42 11 5:15 24 15:57 4 9:31 6 13:09 13 32:18 5 14:33 3
PIT 30:35 12 6:49 8 13:23 9 10:23 7 14:56 3 27:26 9 17:37 8
OAK 30:31 13 6:23 14 7:53 27 16:15 29 10:19 25 17:53 27 31:48 31
BUF 30:29 14 5:25 22 9:42 20 15:21 25 11:03 21 19:39 24 29:19 26
HOU 30:15 15 4:47 28 15:04 6 10:24 8 9:07 30 33:21 4 17:32 7
JAX 30:14 16 8:04 4 7:59 26 14:10 17 16:01 2 17:30 28 26:29 18
TB 30:12 17 4:19 30 9:59 19 15:54 27 7:34 32 22:38 19 29:48 28
IND 29:44 18 6:44 10 12:09 11 10:51 10 14:07 8 26:16 11 19:38 9
SF 29:39 19 4:59 27 10:00 18 14:40 23 9:31 29 22:44 17 27:45 21
WAS 29:38 20 4:20 29 10:57 13 14:20 20 9:33 28 22:38 18 27:49 23
ATL 29:36 21 5:49 19 9:32 21 14:14 18 13:43 9 22:56 16 23:21 14
GB 29:36 22 5:45 20 9:02 23 14:49 24 13:34 10 19:40 23 26:47 20
TEN 29:23 23 6:01 16 8:58 24 14:24 21 9:49 27 20:52 21 29:19 27
NYJ 29:10 24 5:16 23 7:30 28 16:24 30 12:14 17 16:39 29 31:07 29
MIN 29:10 25 5:52 18 11:05 12 12:13 12 11:09 20 23:16 14 25:35 16
DEN 28:58 26 6:59 7 5:29 31 16:30 31 13:09 12 15:30 30 31:21 30
KC 28:51 27 5:09 25 17:05 1 6:37 1 9:55 26 39:09 1 10:57 1
NYG 28:42 28 3:54 31 9:21 22 15:27 26 10:57 22 20:10 22 28:52 25
CLE 28:39 29 6:01 17 8:00 25 14:38 22 13:18 11 18:46 25 27:56 24
MIA 27:40 30 6:47 9 7:00 29 13:52 15 14:40 5 18:41 26 26:38 19
CIN 27:27 31 6:30 12 6:39 30 14:17 19 17:00 1 15:12 31 27:48 22
ARI 26:33 32 5:06 26 3:28 32 17:59 32 12:45 14 11:27 32 35:49 32